Watermark Reviews

November 16, 2018
A well-made but dull documentary about water from Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky, whose lauded Manufactured Landscapes was a similarly stoic, beautifully photographed, boring look at industrial manufacturing.
September 10, 2014
Great for IMAX theatres, but it's got the hypnotic, brain-emptying quality of a lava lamp.
September 1, 2014
With no narration or context, its subject matter comes across as dry, while the enviro-message is undermined by a yawn-inducing lack of urgency.
May 1, 2014
Although the visuals are spectacular - a barren Colorado River looks like a landscape from a science-fiction epic - there's not much else here to grab on.
April 11, 2014
For a movie proselytizing the dire need to preserve our rivers and oceans, 'Watermark' is shockingly dry.
April 10, 2014
It's as if the movie's many pieces are supposed to be like impressionistic brush strokes. When seen together, the result is pretty to look at. But it's not as meaningful as it should be.
April 3, 2014
Unfortunately, while the documentary's points are clear, its desire to articulate them primarily through contrasts neuters some of its persuasiveness.
April 1, 2014
Watermark is a documentary filled with images both beautiful and wrenching, yet the film as a whole is a disappointment.